timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 28

Published: 5 Jan 2018 by Trent White RSS

Happy new year! Grafana Labs is getting back in the swing of things after taking some time off to celebrate 2017, and spending time with family and friends. We’re diligently working on the new Grafana v5.0 release (planning v5.0 beta release by end of January), which includes a ton of new features, a new layout engine, and a polished UI. We’d love to hear your feedback!


Latest Stable Release

Grafana 4.6.3 is now available. Latest bugfixes include:

  • Gzip: Fixes bug Gravatar images when gzip was enabled #5952
  • Alert list: Now shows alert state changes even after adding manual annotations on dashboard #99513
  • Alerting: Fixes bug where rules evaluated as firing when all conditions was false and using OR operator. #93183
  • Cloudwatch: CloudWatch no longer display metrics’ default alias #101514, thx @mtanda

Download Grafana 4.6.3 Now



From the Blogosphere

Why Observability Matters - Now and in the Future: Our own Carl Bergquist teamed up with Neil Gehani, Director of Product at Weaveworks to discuss best practices on how to get started with monitoring your application and infrastructure. This video focuses on modern containerized applications instrumented to use Prometheus to generate metrics and Grafana to visualize them.

How to Install and Secure Grafana on Ubuntu 16.04: In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install and secure Grafana with a SSL certificate and a Nginx reverse proxy, then you’ll modify Grafana’s default settings for even tighter security.

Monitoring Informix with Grafana: Ben walks us through how to use Grafana to visualize data from IBM Informix and offers a practical demonstration using Docker containers. He also talks about his philosophy of sharing dashboards across teams, important metrics to collect, and how he would like to improve his monitoring stack.

Monitor your hosts with Glances + InfluxDB + Grafana: Glances is a cross-platform system monitoring tool written in Python. This article takes you step by step through the pieces of the stack, installation, confirguration and provides a sample dashboard to get you up and running.


GrafanaCon Tickets are Going Fast!

Lock in your seat for GrafanaCon EU while there are still tickets avaialable! Join us March 1-2, 2018 in Amsterdam for 2 days of talks centered around Grafana and the surrounding monitoring ecosystem including Graphite, Prometheus, InfluxData, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, and more.

We have some exciting talks lined up from Google, CERN, Bloomberg, eBay, Red Hat, Tinder, Fastly, Automattic, Prometheus, InfluxData, Percona and more! You can see the full list of speakers below, but be sure to get your ticket now.


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GrafanaCon EU will feature talks from:

"Google Bigtable"
Misha Brukman
PROJECT MANAGER,
GOOGLE CLOUD
GOOGLE
"Monitoring at Bloomberg"
Stig Sorensen
HEAD OF TELEMETRY
BLOOMBERG
"Monitoring at Bloomberg"
Sean Hanson
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
BLOOMBERG
"Monitoring Tinder’s Billions of Swipes with Grafana"
Utkarsh Bhatnagar
SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER
TINDER

"Grafana at CERN"
Borja Garrido
PROJECT ASSOCIATE
CERN
"Monitoring the Huge Scale at Automattic"
Abhishek Gahlot
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Automattic
"Real-time Engagement During the 2016 US Presidential Election"
Anna MacLachlan
CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER
Fastly
"Real-time Engagement During the 2016 US Presidential Election"
Gerlando Piro
FRONT END DEVELOPER
Fastly

"Grafana v5 and the Future"
Torkel Odegaard
CREATOR | PROJECT LEAD
GRAFANA
"Prometheus for Monitoring Metrics"
Brian Brazil
FOUNDER
ROBUST PERCEPTION
"What We Learned Integrating Grafana with Prometheus"
Peter Zaitsev
CO-FOUNDER | CEO
PERCONA
"The Biz of Grafana"
Raj Dutt
CO-FOUNDER | CEO
GRAFANA LABS

"What's New In Graphite"
Dan Cech
DIR, PLATFORM SERVICES
GRAFANA LABS
"The Design of IFQL, the New Influx Functional Query Language"
Paul Dix
CO-FOUNTER | CTO
INFLUXDATA
"Writing Grafana Dashboards with Jsonnet"
Julien Pivotto
OPEN SOURCE CONSULTANT
INUITS
"Monitoring AI Platform at eBay"
Deepak Vasthimal
MTS-2 SOFTWARE ENGINEER
EBAY

"Running a Power Plant with Grafana"
Ryan McKinley
DEVELOPER
NATEL ENERGY
"Performance Metrics and User Experience: A "Tinder" Experience"
Susanne Greiner
DATA SCIENTIST
WÜRTH PHOENIX S.R.L.
"Analyzing Performance of OpenStack with Grafana Dashboards"
Alex Krzos
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
RED HAT INC.
"Storage Monitoring at Shell Upstream"
Arie Jan Kraai
STORAGE ENGINEER
SHELL TECHNICAL LANDSCAPE SERVICE

"The RED Method: How To Instrument Your Services"
Tom Wilkie
FOUNDER
KAUSAL
"Grafana Usage in the Quality Assurance Process"
Andrejs Kalnacs
LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER IN TEST
EVOLUTION GAMING
"Using Prometheus and Grafana for Monitoring my Power Usage"
Erwin de Keijzer
LINUX ENGINEER
SNOW BV
"Weather, Power & Market Forecasts with Grafana"
Max von Roden
DATA SCIENTIST
ENERGY WEATHER

"Weather, Power & Market Forecasts with Grafana"
Steffen Knott
HEAD OF IT
ENERGY WEATHER
"Inherited Technical Debt - A Tale of Overcoming Enterprise Inertia"
Jordan J. Hamel
HEAD OF MONITORING PLATFORMS
AMGEN
"Grafanalib: Dashboards as Code"
Jonathan Lange
VP OF ENGINEERING
WEAVEWORKS
"The Journey of Shifting the MQTT Broker HiveMQ to Kubernetes"
Arnold Bechtoldt
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER
INOVEX
"Graphs Tell Stories"
Blerim Sheqa
SENIOR DEVELOPER
NETWAYS
"Graphite@Scale or How to Store Millions of Metrics per Second"
Vladimir Smirnov
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
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Upcoming Events:

In between code pushes we like to speak at, sponsor and attend all kinds of conferences and meetups. We also like to make sure we mention other Grafana-related events happening all over the world. If you're putting on just such an event, let us know and we'll list it here.
FOSDEM | Brussels, Belgium - Feb 3-4, 2018: FOSDEM is a free developer conference where thousands of developers of free and open source software gather to share ideas and technology. There is no need to register; all are welcome.
Jfokus | Stockholm, Sweden - Feb 5-7, 2018:
Carl Bergquist - Quickie: Monitoring? Not OPS Problem

Why should we monitor our system? Why can't we just rely on the operations team anymore? They use to be able to do that. What's currently changing? Presentation content: - Why do we monitor our system - How did it use to work? - Whats changing - Why do we need to shift focus - Everyone should be on call. - Resilience is the goal (Best way of having someone care about quality is to make them responsible).
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Jfokus | Stockholm, Sweden - Feb 5-7, 2018:
Leonard Gram - Presentation: DevOps Deconstructed

What's a Site Reliability Engineer and how's that role different from the DevOps engineer my boss wants to hire? I really don't want to be on call, should I? Is Docker the right place for my code or am I better of just going straight to Serverless? And why should I care about any of it? I'll try to answer some of these questions while looking at what DevOps really is about and how commodisation of servers through "the cloud" ties into it all. This session will be an opinionated piece from a developer who's been on-call for the past 6 years and would like to convince you to do the same, at least once.
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Tweet of the Week

We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove

Awesome! Let us know if you have any questions - we're happy to help out. We also have a bunch of screencasts to help you get going.


Grafana Labs is Hiring!

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